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Yay Family History

Yay Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Yan, May, Hay, Kay, Day, Ray, Say, Pay, Gay, Bay

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Where is the Yay family from?

You can see how Yay families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yay family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Yay families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there was 1 Yay family living in California. This was about 33% of all the recorded Yay's in USA. California and 2 other states had the highest population of Yay families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yay surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yay ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Yay ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

What Yay family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 102 census records available for the last name Yay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yay census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 65 immigration records available for the last name Yay. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 17 military records available for the last name Yay. For the veterans among your Yay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yay lifespan?

Average Yay life expectancy in 2000 was 61 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 75.

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